Ranking the Fastest NFL Players in 2022

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BetMGM @BETMGM Sep 12, 2022, 1:43 AM

For decades, some of the fastest athletes in the world have played in the NFL. Who is the fastest player in the NFL right now?

The NFL provides specific speeds on different in-game play types with Next Gen Stats. This information is widely used in NFL betting, fantasy football, scouting, and more.

Fastest NFL Players

All times are based on ball carriers and clocked on NFL Next Gen Stats for the 2022 season:

RankPlayerPlaySpeed (MPH)
1Devin Duvernay103-yard kickoff return TD21.6
2Rashod Bateman75-yard receiving TD21.48
3Chase Claypool12-yard rush21.46
4Saquon Barkley68-yard rush21.11
5Tony Pollard46-yard reception21.11
6Joe Mixon31-yard rush21.11
7Amon-Ra St. Brown58-yard rush21.09
8Kavontae Turpin14-yard punt return21.09
9Michael Jackson86-yard blocked field goal TD21.05
10Christian Watson7-yard rush20.82

Fastest 40-Yard Dash Times at NFL Combine

Five years after running a 4.22 40-yard dash in Indianapolis, John Ross still holds the top spot for all-time players.

Here’s a look at the 10 fastest 40-yard dash times ever at the NFL Combine:

RankPlayer40 Time
1John Ross4.22
2Kalon Barnes4.23
3Chris Johnson4.24
4Rondel Melendez4.24
5Dri Archer4.26
6Tariq Woolen4.26
7Jerome Mathis4.26
8Marquise Goodwin4.27
9Stanford Routt4.27
10Henry Ruggs III4.27

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